NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Illumina will join the S&P 500 Index following the close of trading on Nov. 18. The firm also will be added to the S&P 500 Global Industry Classification Standard Life Science Tools & Services Sub-Industry index. Illumina is replacing Sigma-Aldrich, which is nearing completion of its acquisition by Merck KGaA, in the S&P 500.

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